Friday Food News: Smucker's Recipe Contest, Fashion Wines, and More

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It'??s almost time enter the fourth annual Spreading Smucker'??s Traditions Recipe and Essay Contest. From September 14 through November 16, Smucker's fans have the opportunity to to win $20,000 toward a dream family reunion. Visit, submit a favorite family recipe featuring Smucker'??s jam, jelly, preserves, fruit spread or fruit butter and share the family tradition or celebration behind the recipe.

A great bottle of wine is the perfect complement to any meal, but several bottles could be a great table accessory as well!


The Five Most Fashionable Wines from feature pairings between vintners and fashion designers, producing wine bottles pleasing to the eye with wines pleasing to the palate. Designer Jade Jagger and vintner Croix de Beaucaillou combine for an elegant black and gold label, while Veuve Clicquot, features an Emilio Pucci-designed bag for their bottle.


After enjoying that good bottle of wine, don't just throw out the corks! The California Wine Club has joined forces with ReCork.Org to help educate the public on the benefits of natural cork and to recycle wine corks into new goods, including flooring and shoes.

Simply sign up for the program, and the California Wine Club will send a postage paid envelope to return corks to them. For every cork returned, senders are entered into a weekly contest a variety of items, including wine magnums, California Wine Club memberships or shoes; for every 30 corks returned, a $10 credit towards future purchases from the California Wine Club is given.

All corks received will be given to ReCork, an organization that has dedicated its resources to the education of consumers about the value of using cork, cork production as an industry, and the positive impact of natural cork forests on climate change.

Corks collected during the drive will go into a range of cork-derived products, including  SOLE footwear. A further partnership with SOLE ensures a donation of footwear to Soles 4 Soles for every 10,000 corks collected, a great way to recycle and make a positive impact on the environment!

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